Sun | Oct 13, 2019

Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:05 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has warned that regulations are being considered to make it mandatory for Jamaicans to store their garbage in receptacles. This proposal has already been submitted to the Office of the Chief...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

It is estimated that about 70 to 80 per cent of garbage in gullies in Kingston and Montego Bay, St James, could be eliminated with the launch of a programme that would see the placement of garbage wardens in selected communities. The programme will...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

“We don’t have fights like we used to,” declared Marvin Johnson, acting principal of Tivoli Gardens High School in West Kingston. The reduction of violence in the school has been a major accomplishment, seeing that many of the students are from...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

When *Patrice Bryan read the story highlighting the plight of a mother whose 15-year-old son was shot five times by the police on Emancipation Day in downtown Kingston, she cringed. Although she lives across the seas in the United States, the story...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Consultant urologist Dr Belinda Morrison feels that if men would pay as much attention to their health as they do their cars, there would be a significant dent in the increasing numbers of cases of prostate cancer, which last year claimed the lives...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Bad customer service can prove to be very costly for a business, and this is especially the case today because of the myriad of social media platforms available for individuals to share their grouses. Given the ease at which customers can be turned...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Government said it is moving to distribute water tanks to schools across the island as the nation continues to be grapple with the effects of an ongoing drought. The assurance was given yesterday by Karl Samuda, the minister overseeing the...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Several associations representing operators of public transportation have written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, asking for a fare increase. They are hoping that their wish will be granted before the start of the new school year. President of...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Questions have been raised about his viability as party leader and his prospects of winning a national election, but those who endorse People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips contend that he is the best man to move Jamaica forward...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Punchinello approach in which current politicians make reference to offences by former politicians to excuse corruption has irked the People’s National Party’s (PNP) caretaker for Eastern St Andrew, Venesha Phillips, who believes it has...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says keen attention is being paid to the high-profile Uchence Wilson gang trial that is putting to the test efforts to upgrade investigative skills. His disclosure came about two hours before...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:26 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica grapples with several murder/suicides and attempted murder-suicides in recent months that have ripped families apart, one local professor is warning that jealousy is a personality trait that should never be underestimated. Professor...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Amid concerns from women’s-rights advocates and healthcare practitioners, Jamaica’s largest health and life insurance company, Sagicor, has announced its intention to allow pregnant women to pay upfront for prenatal services using their health...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As many as 63 firearms and over 8,000 rounds of ammunition have been intercepted at local ports since the start of the year, but national security officials admitted on Wednesday that corruption and other illicit activities are seriously hampering...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Government officials are now trying to sanitise the Traffic Ticket Management System (TTMS) to facilitate the passage of the new Road Traffic Act, which is expected to help modify the behaviour of motorists once it comes into effect. Acting...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Through her company, East Cosmetics Supplies Company Limited, businesswoman Jayshree Nagrani has managed to leverage her clients’ love for her products and their desire for additional income by employing university students as social media...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

While the number of Jamaicans engaging in casual relationships and those participating in transactional sex has been declining, there is an increase in the number of persons having multiple partners. These trends were among several noted in the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A lack of appreciation or recognition of the value of social work is frustrating hundreds of persons trained in the field as they find it hard to land jobs locally. Eva Forde, president of the Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW), said...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:27 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Following Sunday Gleaner stories, which revealed challenges in getting the influenza vaccine at a number of clinics in the Corporate Area despite a low take-up rate, the Government has directed staff at public health facilities to make the shot...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The long-awaited regulations to govern the operation of funeral homes and mortuaries is yet to reach its final resting place, despite numerous promises from government officials to make it a priority. However, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

No country can achieve economic growth without taxes, and so young entrepreneur Kmar Henry has carved out a business for himself, where he assists small business owners and self-employed individuals to file their annual returns. Henry started his...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

At least one human rights advocate is blaming the inability of government ministers to reach a consensus on abortion on the fact that the country’s Parliament is predominantly patriarchal. Feminist Joan French said that parliamentarian Juliet...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Members of the Jamaica College (JC) track and field team and their coaches have sought prayer to boost their chances of taking home the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships (Champs) title, after failing in their bid to do so since 2011....

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Given the need for at least 900 more registered dentists in the country, chief dental officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Irving McKenzie finds that accessing oral healthcare is still a challenge for many Jamaicans. “Accessing care is improving,...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Shamone Brailsford had no plans to join the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) while growing up, but after spending one year in the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC), the 21-year-old St Catherine resident is now looking forward to joining the Air Wing...

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